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The 2.6 Challenge

We are super-excited to takepart in the 2.6 Challenge on the 26th April. This will take the place of the London Marathon which raises the most money at a single day fundraising event in the world! Of course it’s had to be postponed this year…

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities. It’s led to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities like us depend on income from fundraising events. Thousands have been cancelled or postponed. Our cancelled events includes the Skydive, the Dragon Boat Race and Wing Walking, to name a few.

In response, the UK’s mass participation sports event industry has come together to create The 2.6 Challenge. It’s a nationwide fundraising campaign that aims to save the UK’s Charities.

How do I take part?

Here’s how to get involved:

  • Think of an activity based around the number 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills. (Make sure it follows government guidelines on exercise and social distancing); it can be as crazy as you like!
  • Film a video of yourself in portrait format talking about/demonstrating your chosen challenge. Send it to us at fundraising@dorsetmind.uk so we can share it online.  Click here for an example from Olympic silver medallist Roger Black.
  • Let us know if you would be willing to share your story with us about taking part in The 2.6 Challenge.

How do I sign up?

There’s no need to register with us. Simply head to Virgin Money Giving  to create your fundraising page for Dorset Mind.

And get sharing online using the hashtags: #dorsetmind #joinourmovement #2.6 #twopointsixchallenge

Please join our movement as we aim to take part in a huge push to raise £67 million for the UK’s charities by the end of April.

Just think, if 2.6 million people fundraise or donate £26, we’d get there! 

Great ideas from Virgin Money Giving:

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